How to Take Care of Your Front Yard Garden in Falling Seasons

October is a month of change. Between the temperatures dropping, the sun setting earlier, and the leaves turning into new colours, change is all around us. It is amazing how quickly the days start to grow shorter and nightfall creeps in earlier and earlier. It is an exciting time of year, watching all the leaves change colour. You will notice in the beginning of October, subtle leaves changes, but by the end of the month, all the vegetation will be vibrant in fall colours.

Why Leaves Change Colour

The amount and radiance of the colours that develop this autumn season are related to weather conditions that occur before and during the time the chlorophyll in the leaves is dwindling. Temperature and moisture are the main influences.

A series of warm, sunny days and cool, crisp but not halting nights seems to bring about the most spectacular colour displays.

During these days, many sugars are produced in the leaf but the cool nights and the gradual closing of veins going into the leaf prevent these sugars from moving out. With these conditions, lots of sugar and lots of light-stimulus production of the bright anthocyanin pigments, which tint reds, purples, and crimson. Because carotenoids are always present in leaves, the yellow and gold colours keep continued from year to year.

What’s in Bloom

There are nevertheless plenty of plants and annuals and flowers that are blooming this month. Knockout roses are nevertheless blooming, the hydrangeas are nevertheless pushing, and Sedum Autumn Joy, Lantana, Viburnum, and fall annual are currently in bloom. Autumnal Grasses plumes are currently out right now, which is the nicest part of the seasonal grasses.

What Wildlife it Attracts

Due to the dew that is slowly beginning to arrive, and the change in temperatures in your soil, Grubs will start to become common. If you start noticing brown patches in your lawn, it is possible that it is due to Grubs. Grubs – the Japanese Beetle, burrow in the ground and lay eggs this time of year. It becomes a vicious cycle, which you will need to continue.

What Should Be Done

As summer turns into fall, the soil temperatures drop. This causes and dictates almost all the changes we see. It is a good time of year for planting, since there is little stress on plants right now for digging. Plants right now are not experiencing outer growth, but are rather rooting all season. This makes it a great time for digging and planting. The dew that is developing on the lawn is useful for rebuilding the lawn and providing moisture.

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